A Quote by Marguerite Vourcenar on cruelty, drugs, and luxury

Cruelty is the luxury of those who have nothing to do, like drugs or racing stables.

Marguerite Vourcenar (1903 -)

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A Quote by Mackenzie on luxury, niceness, and trouble

Luxury makes a man so soft that it is hard to please him, and easy to trouble him; so that his pleasures at last become his burden. Luxury is a nice master, hard to be pleased.


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A Quote by Leontyne Price on giving, luxury, success, and time

The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.

Leontyne Price (1927 -)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on luxury


Blesses his stars and thinks it luxury.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act i. Sc. 4.

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A Quote by John Milton on luxury and work

The work under our labour grows, Luxurious by restraint.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ix. Line 208.

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A Quote by John Abernethy on citizenship, day, indolence, luxury, and questions

Pray, Mr. Abernethy, what is a cure for gout? ' was the question of an indolent and luxurious citizen. 'Live upon sixpence a day - and earn it,' was the cogent reply.

John Abernethy (1764 - 1831)

Source: Medical Portrait Gallery, Vol. II by Thomas J. Pettigrew.

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on day, drinking, heaven, luxury, and skill

Today is a goblet day. The whole heavens have been mingled with exquisite skill to a delicious flavor, and the crystal cup put to every lip. Breathing is like ethereal drinking. It is a luxury simply to exist.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Eyes and Ears

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on luxury, morality, and privacy

Morality is a private and costly luxury.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on courage, danger, grief, luxury, and wishes

It is dangerous to abandon one's self to the luxury of grief; it deprives one of courage, and even of the wish for recovery.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on luxury


To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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